Went up the Hafren on Saturday with Kev and dad on very windy and wet day, we did several tracks and the splashes lived up to it’s name with a lot of big puddles, when we got to the top of false flat I said I would like to have a play in the old quarry and ride down some of the scree slopes which was great fun.
After I had a play in quarry we made our way up to descent 1&2, on descent 1 there were several big puddles and by now we were soaking wet, on the last big puddle you can go up the bank on the left, as I went up my front wheel washed out and I came off nearly falling into the puddle I was trying to avoid, but dad was right behind me with nowhere to go and fell off as well, just as Kev came round the corner to see us all diving off the bikes in different directions, we were all soaking wet and cold feet but a great spin around the Hafren.
Dan Up The Hafren
A very big thank you to everyone who’s helped me out this season, I really hope I have a chilled and fun season.
Rapid Racing Products For keeping me clean.
OKO Magic Milk For keeping the tyres rolling
Also for a change I’m trying Maxxis tyres to see what I think of them, so I hope I stay rubber side down Maxxis MTB Tyres
Well a bit of GMBN fame for me and Perry at Coed Y Brenin skills park, January sender of the month, quite nice to see Blake and Martin looking quite impressed.
You can see there video here GMBN January Sender Of The Month
Pearce Cycles charity up lift at Hopton today, conditions were cloudy and the tracks were muddy/sticky which in a way I was pleased about as I wanted to test the new RRP mud guard on the big rig,
I think I did somewhere between 10 to 15 runs and all was going well bar for knocking my rear tyre off the rim and loosing all my Stans fluid, dad had been out for a trail ride and when he came back mentioned “haven’t you done many runs” as my bike was so clean and his down tube was covered in sticky mud, dads guard isn’t as long as the RRP but his bike was covered right up to the steering head.
Which was quite surprising so at the end of the day we looked again and fair play the mudguard had done the job, I’ve tried two other makes and none of them had kept the bike this clean, we will have to see what it’s like in real wet conditions, but so far spot on.
Bit of a Go Pro from today from Pearce Cycles Hopton Up Lift
Some new stuff to try out, nice stealth Fox Rampage helmet with a nice quick clip buckle to do it up saves all the fussing with D rings, I will give a good testing tomorrow at Black Mountains DH Park.
What Fox say about it.
Infused with a championship winning formula the Rampage Comp Helmet from Fox Racing is extremely lightweight and crafted from a fibreglass shell that helps to dominate the trail.
A race-ready mid-level full face mountain helmet, staying competitve on the beaten path and in the helmet market ensures you rule the roost. The Rampage Comp personifies style and grace on the trail having been modelled on Fox Racing’s outstanding Rampage Pro Carbon. Destined for glory, the extremely breathable capabilities of this lid keep you cool no matter how hard you attack the downhill sections and improved ventilation ensures performances are kept to the highest standards.
Perfect for mountain bike aficionados that are seeking a blend of protection and performance, this Fox Racing creation has multiple EPS and shell sizes to provide that all-important pro-level fit. When pushing yourself hard, the poured PU chinbar construction enhances protection and safety to inspire any offroad ride with confidence.
It’s time to go on the rampage with this popular Fox Racing lid.
I also had a Go Pro Session which I can wait to do some edits with, bit of learning to be done to get all the best settings.
Big rig all mud guarded up ready for some shredding, this should keep the mud at bay over the Christmas got a couple of up lifts booked so can’t wait to try it out.
Big thanks to Rapid Racing Products for hooking me up with this mudguard going to need it this time of year the mudguards look very strong and well made looking forward to testing it out on Saturday at Coed Y Brenin so as soon as I have given them a real good ride I will let you know how well they work.
Will try and get the bigger mud guard on the DH rig the weekend and see what it looks like.
Up date on the RRP mudguard on the enduro bike, fair play it works spot on keeps the crap out of your face and eyes, I went up Henblas the last couple of days and it’s really wet and soggy, instead of my mud splattered face I have kept quite clean and it also kept my new Go Pro lens clean so keeping the images clear, so again RRP thank you very much for all your help.
Testing RRP Mudguard Up Henblas